Prayers & Liturgy for Today
(Two Posts daily)
Readings & Meditation
[LEFT]What can keep us from the presence of God?
*][LEFT]Jesus’ dramatic cleansing of the temple was seen by his disciples as a prophetic sign of God’s action. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT] The temple was understood as the dwelling place of God among his people. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]When God delivered his people from slavery in Egypt, he brought them through the sea, and finally to Mount Sinai where he made a covenant with them and gave them a new way of life embodied in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17). [/LEFT]
[LEFT]God gave Moses instruction for worship and for making the Tabernacle, or tent of meeting, which was later replaced by the temple.
The New Testament tells us that these “serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary” – God’s Temple in heaven (Hebrews 8:5). Jesus’ cleansing of the temple is also a prophetic sign of what he wants to do with each of us.[/LEFT]
He ever seeks to cleanse us of sin and make us living temples of his Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Do you want to be holy as God is holy? READ ON HERE[/LEFT]